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Old 05-06-2010, 04:39 PM
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I'm thinking of buying an 80 that's already built. Any suggestions for the best set-up and aftermarkets parts would be greatly appreciated. After watching them in Moab, I got the bug.
By the way, thanks to those who stayed behind with me when I popped a bead on the left rear, and a huge amount of gratitude to Joe at Christo's tent for replacing my front right CV Wednesday evening. The guy is like a machine. It took him 45 minutes complete. Next time I won't buy Budweiser. It was still there the next morning. All of the Bud Light was gone. Lesson learned.
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Old 05-06-2010, 04:51 PM
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What does it have already?
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Old 05-06-2010, 05:06 PM
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A very general question. What works for some may not be desireable for others (i.e. rock crawling vs. overlanding). Depends on what you want to do with it.
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Old 05-06-2010, 05:22 PM
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A very general question. What works for some may not be desireable for others (i.e. rock crawling vs. overlanding). Depends on what you want to do with it.
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Give us some hints on what you want to do with it (i.e. what trails in Moab tickle your fancy) and whether it will also double as a DD or not etc.

Good thought on buying an already built one and looking for one with what you want on it. Could save you a ton of if the rig has otherwise been maintained.
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how about a list of what is on the car as it sits...
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:13 AM
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how about a list of what is on the car as it sits...
I guess i wasn't clear. I haven't found a vehicle yet. I want to know what to look for in one that's already been built up. Moab is a definite, as well as city driving. Any advice would be appreciated. Factory lockers mandatory.
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:16 AM
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I guess i wasn't clear. I haven't found a vehicle yet. I want to know what to look for in one that's already been built up. Moab is a definite, as well as city driving. Any advice would be appreciated. Factory lockers mandatory.
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You'll look/wait forever if you try for one already built exactly how you want it. I would just look for a good low mileage rig and have Slee bolt on all the goods if you have the coin.
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Is Bruce Miller's rig still for sale? That truck has everything you need send him a PM and see if it still available.
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Is Bruce Miller's rig still for sale? That truck has everything you need send him a PM and see if it still available.
Pretty sure he sold it.
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Old 05-12-2010, 07:49 AM
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If you want the "best set-up", start with a stock rig with NO factory lockers. Then add stronger ARB lockers, cr-mo axles, and get everything that Slee has; 4"-6" lift with his new remote resi shocks, all of his armor/bumpers, and 35"-37" tires.
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